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Vitl’s top tips

Here at Vitl, we recently asked our doctors, dieticians, nutritionists and scientists to share their top tips for the team to stay healthy and supercharge their immune systems during a potential flu outbreak, as well as the products we recommend them.

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Vitl’s Top Tips

The importance of rest

“In addition to good hygiene and hydration, don’t forget how important getting enough high-quality sleep is. It can have a positive effect on your immune system and strengthens your body’s ability to respond to infections. Watch out too for unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as smoking and drinking excess alcohol as they can depress your immune system by suppressing the antibodies that fight colds and flu.”

Dr Monal Wadhera

Dr Monal Wadhera

Medical Director

BSc MBBS MRCP MRCGP

Getting the right nutrients

“Making sure you get the right nutrients to support your immune system can be incredibly beneficial. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C help stimulate the production of white blood cells that aid your body’s ability to fight infectious diseases. Fortunately, sources of Vitamin C are abundant, found in fruits such as kiwis, oranges, strawberries, and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and kale. If you’re struggling to get all your nutrients from healthy eating alone, our Personalised Vitamin Packs and Immunity Packs can also provide helpful support.

In the winter months, it’s also incredibly important to ensure you get enough Vitamin D, as this specifically contributes to the normal function of the immune system. While Vitamin D deficiencies are very common, they are also easily fixed, and supplements such our Vitamin D Pocket Packs are a great way to boost your Vitamin D intake in addition to diet and getting enough exposure to sunshine.”

Georgie Murphy

Georgie Murphy

Head of Nutrition

MSc Nutrition, ANutr

Stay kind, stay positive

“We don’t know how severe the spread of coronavirus will be, but positivity and kindness in tough times always helps! There’s also emerging science that suggests positivity and kindness doesn’t just help others but can also boost your immune system and have a protective effect. So look out for your teammates and support the people around you. Whether it’s a neighbour in isolation or even a little smile to a stressed commuter, take the opportunity to be kind.”

Jonathan Relph

Jonathan Relph

Founder and CEO

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Are you a healthcare professional?

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